If you’re ready to move to a smaller home or apartment then you’re likely aware of all the advantages. For example, it’ll be easier to clean and maintain, it likely costs less, and it can feel cozier. However, there are some challenges. One of the biggest issues we see for people moving from a large home to a smaller one is figuring out how to decorate. Half Price Drapes has brought you the best advice we have.
Paint all your walls the same color
In a small home, it’s all about flow. If you paint rooms different colors, then the overall décor will feel choppy and separate. It can actually make the room home look smaller. We recommend painting everything a neutral color and the bringing in pops of color via patterned window curtains or colorful accessories.
Bring what’s functional
As you go through and look at all the furniture, art, and accessories you have, start not by figuring out what you love the most, but what’s the most functional. The reality is that in a larger home, you can afford to have pieces that look great but don’t serve a purpose. In a smaller home, everything needs to have a function. For example, skip the foot stool and instead get an ottoman that has storage inside.
Give yourself a break
While we do recommend bringing what’s functional, we also want to ensure that you give yourself a break if you feel that you must bring something that you know isn’t needed. Do you have a bedspread for a king bed that you love, but know you’ll have to get a queen bed for your smaller space? Give yourself permission to bring one item for each room just because you love it.
Accessories are the perfect place to show your personality
Since you’ll need your furniture to be functional, you’ll want to show off your unique style and personality via your accessories. For example, get a couch that fits the space correctly and that’s a nice neutral color, but add some colorful couch cushions or pillows. Draperies are another way to instantly transform a space.
Remember that at Half Price Drapes, we not only offer an incredible selection of fabrics, styles, patterns, and more, but we also offer custom drapes. If you have a smaller space with uniquely shaped or sized windows, take advantage of this affordable option and get draperies tailored for your home.